In Alien World: The Science of Exoplanet Discovery and Characterizations, Professor Andrew West delves into the scientific quest for life beyond Earth, offering students a detailed examination of our solar system, NASA exploration, and the discovery of 500 planets orbiting the skies. This course was first taught via the edX platform in the fall of 2014 and again in the summer of 2015.
Learning objectives include:
- How to use basic scientific tools to discover and characterize exoplanets.
- A basic understanding of key concepts of astrophysics, including light, gravity, and motion.
- The skills you need to understand your place in the universe.